Speaking at the same ceremony in Cape Coast, the Vice President also named the major road projects the nuclear power plant government has undertaken in the central region, which he said is part of the Akufo-Addo government’s overall commitment to improve road networks throughout the country.
The construction of the Cape Coast Inner City Roads is part of the Master Project Support Agreement (MPSA) between the Government of Ghana and the People’s Republic of China through SinoHydro Corporation.
A total of 441 km of roads and two interchanges are part of Phase 1 of the agreement, which, among others, include the 100 km Kumasi Inner City Roads, the ongoing Takoradi interchange, the first interchange in the north, the Tamale and the Jasikan-Dodi-Pepeso highway, which have already been put into service.
In his speech, Vice President Bawumia expressed his satisfaction at the commissioning of other downtown roads from the SinoHydro deal, which he said has silenced critics, after they raised doubts about the viability of the Sinohydro deal when it was signed.
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“I am particularly happy today because when we first raised the idea of the SinoHydro road project after my visit to China in 2018, many of our political opponents said that what we proposed to do under the SinoHydro road projects was not possible.
They said we were lying.”
said Dr. Bawumia.
“But today marks yet another day of the commissioning of yet another SinoHydro project.”
Unfortunately for some of our opponents, when we say something and they don’t understand, instead of asking for an explanation and also reading about it, they don’t like to read, they don’t want to ask for an explanation; they just say you’re lying.
But today, as we commission the road, they are silent.
They no longer say it’s not possible.”
Massive road projects in the central region In addition to SinoHydro’s Cape Coast city center roads, Dr. Bawumia revealed that the government of President Akufo-Addo has completed a number of projects major roads in the Central Region, including: partial reconstruction of Cape Coast-Twifo Praso road and Kakaum Park access road -30 km, improvement of Dunkwa-Twifo Praso-Assin Foso road – 20 km, and partial reconstruction of the Bawjiase-Agona Swedru road – 15 km added that the Department of Urban Roads has also completed 30 km of asphalt resurfacing works, and the beneficiary cities include Cape Coast, Agona Swedru, Winneba and Anomabo.
DUR, revealed Dr. Bawumia, has resurfaced 50 km of roads and also undertook the rehabilitation of 7.5 km of roads in the Central Region.
For access roads, the Vice President noted that the Department of Ca Mines of Access has improved 75 km of roads in the Central Region to pave with bitumen and has built 6 main bridges.
The roads include: the Winneba-Sankor-Ojobi-Akoti road bituminous surface – 22 km, the Kushea – Abotareye -Akwawusu- Atweneboana road bituminous surface – 16.5 km, and the Nyarkrom-Bobikuma road bituminous surface – 16.5 km.
Among the bridges that the Government has built in the central region are the construction of a 105 m span steel bridge on the Suprudu-Ammissano-Mankessim secondary road, the construction of 25 m, 20 m and 40 m steel bridges of light on the Akora, Osene and Okyi rivers, respectively.
SinoHydro Projects In addition to the Cape Coast Inner City project he commissioned, Dr. Bawumia also provided updates on other projects underway in other parts of the country under the SinoHydro agreement.
The list includes: the Tamale Interchange, the improvement of selected secondary roads in the Ashanti and Western Regions, as well as the Jaskian-Dodopepeso highway, which have been completed and put into service.
Among Sinohydro’s ongoing projects that the Vice President listed are: 100 km of Kumasi downtown highways, the construction of the PTC interchange in Takoradi, which is 50% complete, and the construction of the Sunyani and Berekum downtown highways, which are at 60%.
The Vice President reiterated the commitment of the PNP Government in its quest to improve the country’s road networks, stating that no government in the country’s history has built more roads and interchanges than the current Akufo-Addo Government.